In August 2008, a few days after the Olympics had already begun, we were offered an opportunity to create a little commercial for a company that was involved with bringing the summer games experience to viewers everywhere. They wanted to know if we could deliver a potentially viral “spot” by Sunday night, three days later. All they had was the tagline, “leave it to the Olympians”, which meant that we more or less had complete creative control, the ideal gig, a free for all, on their bill. So we got down to business and the “spot” was conceived and completed all in three days, on time, and under budget. But little did we know, the IOC decided to run tests and deemed that we must have been on some sort of performance enhancers. Yep, banned for doping… Our three-day masterpiece stopped by the committee for being too dope.
Starring: Christine Afra, James Garrett, Rony Mejia, Quincy & Jordan Mangi, Isiaih Davis, Bussa Bus & Shahzad Bhatti
Written, shot, edited & directed by Maximón Monihan
Narration by Don Newkirk
Music by Phofo